Music You Should Love But Don't, Allen Toussaint, Vieux Farka Toure, More

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Are there bands and albums that you know you should love, but for whatever reason just don't? For host Bob Boilen, Green Day's latest CD, 21st Century Breakdown, includes everything he loves in an album — ambition, growth, great sonic textures — but it falls flat for him. You can decide for yourself about Green Day on this edition of All Songs Considered and tell us the band or album that you know you should love but don't, on the blog. Also on the program: the sparkling textures of Sunset Rubdown; Dark Night of the Soul, the mysterious and dark collaboration from Danger Mouse, Sparklehorse and David Lynch; R&B star Allen Toussaint performing jazz and blues; and two samples from our Exclusive First Listen series. Hear new songs from West African guitar hero Vieux Farka Toure and an album of demos from the legendary supergroup Crosby, Stills & Nash.

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Music You Should Love But Don't, Allen Toussaint, Vieux Farka Toure, More

21st Century Breakdown

Green Day

  • Artist: Green Day
  • Album: 21st Century Breakdown
  • Song: 21st Century Breakdown

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Song
21st Century Breakdown
Album
21st Century Breakdown
Artist
Green Day
Label
Warner Bros.
Released
2009

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Dragonslayer

Sunset Rubdown

  • Artist: Sunset Rubdown
  • Album: Dragonslayer
  • Song: Apollo And The Buffalo And Anna Anna Anna Oh!

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Apollo And The Buffalo And Anna Anna Anna Oh!
Album
Dragonslayer
Artist
Sunset Rubdown
Label
Jagjaguwar
Released
2009

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The Bright Mississippi

Allen Toussaint

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  • Song: Singin' the Blues

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Song
Singin' the Blues
Album
Bright Mississippi
Artist
Allen Toussaint
Label
Nonesuch
Released
2009

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Fondo

Vieux Farka Touré

  • Artist: Vieux Farka Touré
  • Album: Fondo
  • Song: Fafa

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Song
Fafa
Album
Fondo
Artist
Vieux Farka Touré
Label
Six Degrees
Released
2009

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CS&N Demos

Crosby, Stills & Nash

  • Artist: Crosby, Stills & Nash
  • Album: Demos
  • Song: Chicago

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Song
Chicago
Album
Demos
Artist
Crosby, Stills & Nash
Label
Rhino
Released
2009

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